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Bay Path University, Talk

October 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Marianne Leone is an actress (The Sopranos), screenwriter and author of Ma Speaks Up: And a First-Generation Daughter Talks Back and Jesse: A Mother’s Story.

When their son developed cerebral palsy after premature birth, she became a special needs advocate, along with her husband (Oscar-winner Chris Cooper). Jesse was a nonverbal quadriplegic with a seizure disorder. He was also an honor roll student and a poet who got straight A’s in Latin. Her memoir honors her son’s memory and chronicles the two-year struggle to get Jesse his fundamental civil right: a free and appropriate public education. She will discuss becoming a “warrior mother” and deliver her message to “presume competence” when meeting differently-abled people. Inclusion works. Jesse’s life was proof of that.

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Details

Date:
October 28, 2019
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Venue

Bay Path University
588 Longmeadow St
Longmeadow, MA 01106
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Phone:
(413) 565-1000
Website:
www.baypath.edu